About Unitarian Universalism

About Unitarian Universalism

Unitarian Universalism welcomes people with diverse beliefs. We have members who believe in specific spiritual or religious teachings, as well as humanist and secular philosophies. Some who attend believe in a personal God, a transcendent God, no God at all, and those who simply say, "I don't know". In addition to holding different beliefs on spiritual topics, individual Unitarian Universalists may also identify with and draw inspiration from Atheism, Agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Paganism, and other religious and philosophical traditions. Unitarians are bound together not by individual beliefs, but by supporting one another in our individual quests for truth and celebration of life, our common belief that we should strive for social justice and our common goal of working to make the world a better place here and now.

The speakers at the Sunday service at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton consist of ministers and religious leaders from many traditions, university professors, psychologists, philosophers, Unitarian Universalist ministers, and many others. After our services, there is an open discussion session where the members of the congregation have the opportunity to pose questions to the speakers, to ask for clarification. This time is considered to be a time of community and learning.

What Do Unitarian Universalists Believe?

Unitarian Universalism has no creed or specific set of beliefs. There are Seven Principles with which most people agree, but are not required to believe:

  • The worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; and
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.